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Materials and Techniques of Twentieth-Century Music

ISBN-10: 013193080X
ISBN-13: 9780131930803
Edition: 3rd 2006 (Revised)
Authors: Stefan Kostka
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Description: KEY BENEFIT: This book provides the most comprehensive analytical approach to 20th-Century Music available from Impressionism to recent trends.It covers music from the early 1900s through such movements as Minimalism and the Neoromanticism of the  More...

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Book details

List price: $120.60
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 7/15/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 368
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.716
Language: English

KEY BENEFIT: This book provides the most comprehensive analytical approach to 20th-Century Music available from Impressionism to recent trends.It covers music from the early 1900s through such movements as Minimalism and the Neoromanticism of the 1990s, and includes chapters on rhythm, form, electronic and computer music, and the roles of chance and choice in Twentieth-Century music.For individuals interested in music theory and harmony; and an analysis and history of 20th-century music.

Preface
The Twilight of the Tonal System
Introduction
Diatonic Tonal Music
Chromatic Tonal Music
Chromatic Harmony
Chromaticism and Musical Form
Suspended Tonality and Atonality
Summary
Notes
Exercises
Scale Formations in Twentieth-Century Music
Introduction
Five-Note Scales
Six-Note Scales
Seven-Note Scales: The Diatonic Modes
Other Seven-Note Scales
Eight-Note Scales
The Chromatic Scale
Microtonal Scales
Other Possibilities
Summary
Notes
Exercises
The Vertical Dimension: Chords and Simultaneities
Introduction
Conventional Tertian Sonorities
Tertian Chords with Added Notes
Tertian Chords with Split Chord Members
Open-5th Chords
Quartal and Quintal Chords
Secundal Chords
Mixed-Interval Chords
Whole-Tone Chords
Polychords
Summary
Notes
Exercises
The Horizontal Dimension: Melody and Voice Leading
Introduction
Tonal Melody
Some New Stylistic Features of Twentieth-Century Melody
Some Aspects of Melodic Organization
Voice Leading in Twentieth-Century Music
Summary
Notes
Exercises
Harmonic Progression and Tonality
Introduction
Traditional Approaches to Harmonic Progression
New Approaches to Harmonic Progression
Nonharmonic Music
Establishing A Tonal Center
Tertian and Nontertian Pitch-Centricity
Polytonality
Atonality
Pandiatonicism
Summary
Notes
Exercises
Developments in Rhythm
Introduction
Syncopation
Written Rhythm and Perceived Rhythm
Changing Time Signatures
Nontraditional Time Signatures
Polymeter
Ametric Music
Added Values and Nonretrogradable Rhythms
Tempo Modulation and Polytempo
Serialized Rhythm and Isorhythm
Summary
Notes
Exercises
Form in Twentieth-Century Music
Introduction
Binary Form
Ternary Form
Rondo Forms
Other Part Forms
Sonata Form
Sectional Variations
Continuous Variations
Canon and Fugue
Proportion: The Golden Mean
Nonthematic Delineators of Musical Form
Nonorganic Approaches to Musical Form
Summary
Notes
Exercises
Imports and Allusions
Introduction
Influences from the Past
Influences from Folk Music, Jazz, and Rock
Music from other Cultures
Summary
Notes
Exercises
Nonserial Atonality
Introduction
Characteristics of Atonal Music
Pitch-Class Sets
Octave Equivalence, Transpositional Equivalence, and Normal Order
Inversional Equivalence and Best Normal Order
Prime Forms and Set Classes
The Interval-Class Vector
Forte Labels
Subsets
Aggregates
More About Segmentation
Summary
Notes
Exercises
Classical Serialism
Introduction
Basic Terminology
The Twelve-Tone Matrix
A First Example
Analyzing A Row
Compositional Uses of the Row
Set Succession
Combinatoriality
The Analysis of Serial Music
Summary
Notes
Exercises
Timbre and Texture: Acoustic
Introduction
New Timbral Effects from Traditional Instruments
Wind Instruments
Stringed Instruments
Percussion Instruments
The Piano
The Voice
Instrumentation and Orchestration
Traditional Textures and Compound Textures
Pointillism, Stratification, and Sound-Mass
Texture as a form Determinant
Summary
Notes
Exercises
Timbre and Texture: Electronic
Introduction
Concrete Music
The Classical Electronic Music Studio
Digital Synthesis
The Development of Midi
Samplers, Personal Computers, and Recent Trends in Digital Synthesis
Tape and Instrument, Live Performance, and Interactive Computer Music
Notation of Electronic Music
Summary
Notes
Exercises
Serialism After 1945
Introduction
Integral Serialism
Integral Serialism in Perspective
Other Aspects of Serialism
Music After Serialism
Summary
Notes
Exercises
The Roles of Chance and Choice in Twentieth-Century Music
Introduction
Chance in Composition
Choice in Performance
Some Examples of Performer Indeterminacy
Graphic Scores and Text Scores
Music on the Fringe
Summary
Notes
Exercises
Minimalism and Beyond
Introduction
Minimalism
Beyond Minimalism
Summary and Conclusion
Notes
Exercises
Prime Forms, Forte Labels, and Interval-Class Vectors
Bibliography
Index

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